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Example issues ~

Bye Middle Men 👫 🔎 👋 #66

Bye Middle Men 👫 🔎 👋 #66

Strengthening Human Qualities "It’s not about female/male; it’s about feminine-masculine." Thanks Shelley Zalis & Forbes for this article on strengthening feminine leadership attributes (regardless of sex) and expanding leadership traits. From #metoo to every day...

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6 Tech Waves 🎡 🏖 🖥 #65

6 Tech Waves 🎡 🏖 🖥 #65

Byron Beauty These are my recent, favourite Byron Bay eateries and lookouts The random pins on the maps list are either roadside honey / ginger / vegetables /avocado stalls (oh, so, creamy!) or lookouts. Here's a local website with a homepage image that *popped* out...

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eSports 🤲 🕹 ⏳ #64

eSports 🤲 🕹 ⏳ #64

Expanding Self This image of self development had my mind smile as the rippling lines show an individual growing outwards from the original body as development occurs. Perhaps the ripples could come from the whole body. It's from the Never Ending Quest book (p181) by...

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Diversity 🌟 🎻 ⏳ #63

Diversity 🌟 🎻 ⏳ #63

Establish Diversity. A simple tip from Meetup and Carta: intentionally build in diversity at the start so it's embedded as your business / initiative continues. Simple! Well done to Carta and Meetup for cracking the code on diversity and to Fred Wilson for reporting...

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Beyond Apps 💆🏻‍♀️ 📲 🙏🏽 #62

Beyond Apps 💆🏻‍♀️ 📲 🙏🏽 #62

Beyond apps What is your reason for wanting or not wanting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to progress? I'd like ESP between people to be happening easily. Imagine the time savings: less talking to Siri / opening apps / interacting with your smart phone. I'd be skiing...

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Optical Innovation 🔦♠️👩‍🚀 #61

Optical Innovation 🔦♠️👩‍🚀 #61

Optical Innovation Wonderful to be inspired by the clever modular design and functionality of the frames from Dresden Optics in Melbourne and then to experience their exceptional customer service. The frames are inexpensive and apparently no scratching or smeariness...

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Refreshing Websites 🌏🎳🖱 #60

Refreshing Websites 🌏🎳🖱 #60

Stronger Strategy: Two New Board Seats Imagine having two seats at your organisation's board table or your project's board - one for the planet and one for the children. In the prince2 project methodology a board is an equal number of customers and supplier...

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Robot Sophia  🙌🍴👥 #59

Robot Sophia 🙌🍴👥 #59

Audacious Leadership Amongst current organisational terminology of lean, agile and service or human centred design, there's a missing piece: audacious leadership. That is, believing in and having conviction on a seemingly impossible idea, knowing that the context...

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Optimising Sales 😍  😎  💪 #58

Optimising Sales 😍 😎 💪 #58

Trust, growth and optimising sales In Dan Pink's "To Sell is Human" book he mentioned we're now all in sales. In the past few weeks I've been optimising a system to connect clients with large volumes of relevant potential customers. It could be called sales. In...

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Online Connections 💗 😎 🌟 #57

Online Connections 💗 😎 🌟 #57

Quick! Connect Someone! This my great friend Kimberley and me looking chuffed on my first day in Bali. Our fortnight there was so full of fascinating experiences and great work outcomes, wonderful conversations, incredible food, exploring (️North Bali), learning,...

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10X-ing 🚀 🌌 💰#56

10X-ing 🚀 🌌 💰#56

Winter has chilled Melbourne in the past week with over 1m of snow falling on my beloved Mt Hotham hills. I'm writing from Bali, visiting a dear friend temporarily living here and celebrating my (tropical) birthday next week. The lush green surrounds are relaxing and...

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Writing tips 😍 😮 ✨ #55

Writing tips 😍 😮 ✨ #55

The Value of Culling Years ago I picked up the nickname "the reverser" because people sent me words and presentations to cull / review / enhance / 'make snazzy' for the monied decision-makers and 80+% I'd find the most important messages in the last few sentences or...

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@jack in MEL 💬 🐜 💫 #54

@jack in MEL 💬 🐜 💫 #54

It's lovely to be around so many inspiring activities happening seemingly fast. What an age to be living in! Let's get into it ~ @Jack Came to Visit. It was delightful to hear Jack Dorsey's (CEO Twitter & Square) fun & humble insights yesterday. Here are the...

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Online Energy  🌟 💭 💎#53

Online Energy 🌟 💭 💎#53

Create Online Energy. Regularly meeting new people who've contacted me to meet-up brings a vibrancy to these emails that I hadn't predicted. I'm usually on a high on the return walk where I'm jotting down tips or ideas discussed or topics that have reappeared from...

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Blockchain tech 👌 🙌 #52

Blockchain tech 👌 🙌 #52

 2 years  This email is my 52nd. Thankyou for joining in, it's fun receiving your replies! Here's what I've recently loved seeing online: Oh, Carter Digital httpsters, you showcase such a clever combination of digital ("http"), sustainability ease (carbon neutral) and...

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Voice Assistants  😎 😍 👌 #51

Voice Assistants 😎 😍 👌 #51

Double Your Estimates. Early in my career an experienced Project Manager gave me advice that I still use: when estimating, come up with how long it'll take then double it - that's the number you give others. It's surprising how often it works and how a simple equation...

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Something Thrilling #50 😉💼😲

Something Thrilling #50 😉💼😲

When you've written 50 emails, one per fortnight,there may be nothing more to be said.There again... The Relationship between Humans and the Creative Mystery.  In this TED talk there's mention of a poet running from the field to the house to get a pencil and paper to...

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Agility Divide 💪 👌 😊 #49

Agility Divide 💪 👌 😊 #49

Roll and Jump! The "digital divide" (the divide between those who understand online platforms/sites/language and those who don't) now has an "agility divide" layer on top. Humans continue to optimise processes and tech (AI, VR, energy production) and 'new' / tailored...

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Next Internet 😎 💫 👣 🔦 #48

Next Internet 😎 💫 👣 🔦 #48

Riding the Front of the Wave (as a Female). Clever EQ (Emotional Intelligence) expert Roz Batson sent me this cartoon: "... made me think of you. It pretty much shows your career!You have always been ahead of the curve...." Another friend chuckled and said: "Omg! That...

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CryptoAssets  🚗 💸 🎆 #47

CryptoAssets 🚗 💸 🎆 #47

I'm still on a high from the combination of a dawn surf and moments later seeing the rockets fly and land! I hope you were thrilled too._____Outstanding!OK... who - like me - was out loud counting down with the Falcon Heavy rocket liftoff? ...and was your mouth...

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Art of Learning  🍱 🏄 🔥 #46

Art of Learning 🍱 🏄 🔥 #46

Open Up To New Tech. In many facets of life people are fearful of and threatened by the new. This is often obvious in tech. “we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology"Matt Simon of WIRED If you arrive at a new technology do your best to see it...

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Happy 2018 🙏 ⭐ #44

Happy 2018 🙏 ⭐ #44

Happy 2018! Have a marvellous year. What do you have planned? Happy Touring. The images above are of a sweeeet little Pizzeria in Lorne - 2 hours drive from Melbourne. As the year starts, perhaps you'll be out and about in Melbourne or Victoria or planning a trip...

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Bitcoin reading 🌞 🌲 🍎 #43

Bitcoin reading 🌞 🌲 🍎 #43

Get Up To Speed With Bitcoin & Crypto's. After watching and reading loads of bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, ethereum talks and posts, I've found "The Internet of Money" book written by Andreas M. Antonopoulos the quickest, most engaging listen. It'll take...

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Big Art  📬 😱 😍 #42

Big Art 📬 😱 😍 #42

Happy 2017! I'm a fan of delighting people via postal mail. Most end of year cards I saw this year were wrapped in thick, unrecyclable plastic so I ordered recycled paper postcards and got out the watercolours. If you'd like a treat in your postbox, reply with your...

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Extending Senses  🏃 🚚 👂#41

Extending Senses 🏃 🚚 👂#41

It was the "latte" in this Tesla semi post that made me grin. ______ Books that you miss upon finishing. I was entranced and entertained listening to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. VR/AR leaders often recommend it to experience one of our possible...

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Bitcoins 🌿 🐼 🌐 #40

Bitcoins 🌿 🐼 🌐 #40

Loads of fascinating developments have happened since I last wrote, including two blockchain tech conferences (Ethereal and Devcon) as well as bitcoin prices going through the roof (US$7,343 /AU$9651 when writing this) and masses of mainstream media attention. This...

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Elon 👽 ✨ 💐 #39

Elon 👽 ✨ 💐 #39

Ways to feel happy about your future. Elon Musk says his massive visions are all about not wanting to feel sad about the future. He suggests people need things in our future to feel excited about (such as the real possibility of a civilisation on Mars). Such simple...

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Disruption  🚀 💫 👌 #38

Disruption 🚀 💫 👌 #38

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers....To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. _____ Hi and welcome to the 38th edition of this email. Airline Industry, you're next. Just over a week ago Elon Musk announced his...

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Information Density ⌚️📚📊 #37

Information Density ⌚️📚📊 #37

Saving Time. I originally bought an Apple watch to open myself to possibilities I couldn't predict. Sometimes it's best to say "yes" and explore rather than wonder. Regularly I use the watch to quickly view messages and respond (often with a thumbs up or other...

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Winning Newsletters 🎁 😎 💃 #36

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers.... To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. _____ Hi, Welcome to the 36th edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here? _____ Winning Newsletters...

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Global Countries  🌏 🚗 🔅#35

Global Countries 🌏 🚗 🔅#35

Welcome to the 35th edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here? Hoping this reaches you well and happy. _____ My Last Two Weeks  = Whales, Sydney Harbour, snow, friends, family and fascinating research into blockchain tech and the...

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Humanity  😍 ⏫ 🙌 #34

Humanity 😍 ⏫ 🙌 #34

Welcome to the 34th edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here? _____ Humanity. The overview effect teaches that astronauts leave as scientists and return to earth philosophers. Having seen the blue planet in space I wonder if you and I...

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Beyond Entitlement 😳 😎 🌴 #33

Beyond Entitlement 😳 😎 🌴 #33

Welcome to the 33rd edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here? _____ Being 120 years old. What if you live to 120? With replacement body parts and other heath-tech coming in your lifetime, how does that change the way you see your life...

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Voicetech 🙌 👄 👌 #32

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers.... To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Hi Sam, Welcome to the 32nd edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here? _____ True Shared Economy WOW!...

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AI 😇💥👌#31

AI 😇💥👌#31

Welcome to the 31st edition of this email. Did you know you can read past editions right here? _____ I've heard Japan is starting to swelter! On the weekend in Melbourne I started to see my misty breath in the air. The chill is starting to set in down here in the...

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Customer Experience   🎶 🐠 😊 #30

Customer Experience 🎶 🐠 😊 #30

Innovation, 'Thin Skin' and Customer Experience. Ughh. Having 'thin skin'. It's not something that's usually welcome. The thing is, these days the awareness meter is becoming an attractive tool that creates the impressive wisdom required to connect with customers,...

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System Integrity ☀ 🌳 😎 #29

Sunshine for you... Enjoy little things: a patch of sunlight or the smooth feel of using a fountain pen. Quick! Fly somewhere! Kind ideas. Get something out. Pick up surfing. Be excited about the Southern Hemisphere snow season or the Northern Summer or puffins!...

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Cryptocurrency #28 🙌💸🤓

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers. Sign up to get the latest issue in your inbox. Hi Sam, Welcome to the 28th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions right here? _____ Fintech, beyond capitalism and cryptocurrencies. It was...

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Human-Centred Futures 💪 👀 🤓 #27

Human-Centred Futures 💪 👀 🤓 #27

(Be prepared) This newsletter may have a few more typos than usual. I'm fitting it in in between a hectic play and work schedule and created it in 45 minutes which is a record for me. Hoping your week is wonderful! Have a great one. _____ Human-Centred Futures. Having...

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Mixed Reality 😎 ✨ 🏡 #26

Mixed Reality 😎 ✨ 🏡 #26

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers. Sign up to get the latest issue in your inbox. Hi Sam, Welcome to the 26th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions right here? _____ Mix Up Your Reality Ohhhh it's getting exciting! This...

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Exceptional Teams 😎 💫 😍 #25

Here comes a previous issue of Online Highfliers. Sign up to get the latest issue in your inbox. Hi Sam, Welcome to the 25th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions right here? _____ Start with this for some ...fun! Manage your energy, not...

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Learning & Robots  🏄🏻‍♀️ 👋 🎰 #24

Learning & Robots 🏄🏻‍♀️ 👋 🎰 #24

Open Your Mind.  I went surfing last week and had a brilliant time. This time I spontaneously decided to go after seeing the great forecast. I invited two friends on the off chance they were free to leave the city in the next 20 mins and it turned out one was. Yay!...

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Your Digital Profile 😍 #23

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. The subject this time round is YOU. (How fun!) _____ It's about YOU. What's on your mind? What could I help you with? Shoot me a reply...

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February 2027 😎 🚁 👌 #22

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Life Beyond-Productivity: A Day in February 2027       Hi Sam Welcome to the 22nd edition of this email. Did you know you can read...

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Self-Driving Cars 👀 🚘 🎰 😊 #21

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Deep Work, Self-Driving Cars, Automation & Great Online Presence Hi, Welcome to the 21st edition of this email. Did you know you can...

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Average is Dead 😎 😃 😍 #20

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Average is Dead, Designing your 2017 & Employee Experiences ???? ???? ???? Hi, Welcome to the 20th edition of this email. Did you...

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Flying VR 🌏 💉 💎 #19

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Flying in VR, Stem Cell Developments & LinkedIn 2017 ???? ???? ???? Hi, Welcome to the 19th edition of this email. Did you know you...

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Thankyou! 🙏 ⭐ #18

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Thankyou! Happy 2017 ???? ⭐ Hi, Welcome to the 18th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in our archive?...

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Universal Basic Income 💱 🛀 😇 #17

Welcome to a previous issue of Online Highfliers. To get the latest issue delivered to your inbox sign up for the newsletter here. Universal Basic Income, Home Automation & Human Intelligence ???? ???? ???? Hi, Welcome to the 17th edition of this email. Did you...

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